The whole crew at WildEarth Safari are over the moon because we won a Roscar (Rhino Oscar) for our LIVE safari broadcast.
This is a great honor and a special moment for the whole team. As many of you know WE have been working and toiling for many years to bring the world a quality LIVE safari experience and winning this award is a sign that our peers in the world of wildlife filmmaking recognize this contribution.
The Roscar was awarded in the new category of 'Alternate Broadcasting'. I think the fact that our broadcast is both LIVE and in 3D was a large factor in the judges decision making. This combination of LIVE and 3D makes the experience of watching our safari extremely immersive if you are lucky enough to have a 3DTV and can receive our High Definition broadcast channel (WildEarth) on either Freebox (France) or Roku (United States).
The awards ceremony was the culmination of the 2011 WildTalk Africa conference held at Spier wine estate near Cape Town, South Africa in late March. The conference was extremely interesting and WildEarth had a booth where we demonstrated our 3D content, presented some of our upcoming projects and had the opportunity to network with many of our industries leading producers. We were also honored to be invited to chair a panel discussion entitled 'Beyond TV', which was a very interesting discussion about some of the alternative distribution channels open to wildlife filmmakers. Of course 3D dominated the conference and WildEarth was also represented on panel discussions related to 3D work flow and specifically the LIVE broadcasting of 3D High Definition video.